While roads, bridges, traffic lights, etc. may not be the most interesting of dinner conversations, keeping all of the above in good repair is one of the main functions of our state government.
On October 5, PennDOT will begin accepting applications for the next round of funding for grants under the Multimodal Transportation Fund, according to a PennDOT press release.
PennDOT will evaluate the applications and make selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.
Applications are due by November 15, 2018. PennDOT expects to announce grant recipients next year for the funding that becomes available in July 2019.
For more information about the program visit www.penndot.gov and click on Multimodal Transportation under the “Projects & Programs” button.
- Lower Gwynedd Township — $1,026,616 for roadway widening, pedestrian upgrades, and traffic signal improvements to improve efficiency and safety at the Bethlehem Pike, Norristown Road, and Sumneytown Pike intersection.
- Upper Providence Township — $927,000 to eliminate a 50-foot offset between Jacobs Street and Walnut Street at their signalized intersection with Bridge Street (Route 29) by realigning Jacobs Street to intersect Bridge Street directly opposite Walnut Street.
- Horsham Township — $3,000,000 to widen Horsham Road and Limekiln Pike to provide additional capacity through the intersection and install two new traffic signals, five-foot sidewalks, ADA ramps, and a new signalized pedestrian crossing.
- Hatfield Township — $1,919,000 to realign the Cowpath Road (SR 0463) and Orvilla Road (SR 1004) intersection and install sidewalks and ADA-compliant pedestrian accommodations.
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